the charismatic host who beamed on camera as the network’s signature “slime” slid down his suit would rush to remove his clothes as soon as the broadcast ended. Summers, now 66, was suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a condition he hadn’t even heard of until he was diagnosed live on his own Lifetime talk show in 1995.
Going public put his career on hold — until the Food Network took a chance on him in 2001, tapping him to
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On Your Marc captures Summers behind-the-scenes as he creates his 2016 one-man play, The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers. Ever the showman, Summers is currently touring the United States, creating one-of-a-kind experiences for audiences who watch his screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse.
Well, wonder no more, the network’s very own Marc Summers is here to make your day a little brighter.
The former Double Dare and What Would You Do? host recently revealed to Tech Insider the ingredients in the famed gooey slime, which he says is making a comeback.
“You know, it’s weird. Slime is hot again,” Summers says. “And there’s all these recipes online that
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That’s how the network’s first game show, “Double Dare,” came to be produced at the local PBS station in Philadelphia. “Nickelodeon couldn’t do [shows] in La and they couldn’t do them in New York because the cost was too prohibitive,” recalled host Marc Summers. “They found out that the PBS station in Philly, Whyy, wanted to open up a production wing, so the station said, ‘If you help us, we’ll help you. Would you put ads in the trade magazines and say, ‘Hey, we had this great experience down in Philly,’ so other people will come knocking on our
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Nickelodeon’s The Splat — the network’s programming block dedicated to its library of hits from the ‘90s and 2000s — will salute the 30th anniversary of “Double Dare” by bringing back original host Marc Summers for the first time in 16 years for a special
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I've already made it known to the GeekTyrant team that if there's even a Chance that we could be on the show, I want to take it! I've always wanted to dig in that slime nose for a flag! I've also always wondered if the slime tastes like applesauce like people say. Sorry if you're not going to Comic-Con! At least you'll have the opportunity to watch it all week long!
A live edition of Double Dare — whose host, Marc Summers, will also return for the festivities — will be held on Friday, July 22 at 9:30 pm Pt, as part of San Diego Comic-Con. Several of the Nickelodeon series’ classic challenges, including the iconic Dare Nose, will be incorporated into the competition, which fans can watch live on The Splat’s Facebook page.
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In addition to the live event at Comic-Con,
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